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Walker: I won't reconsider Kenosha casino

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he is not going to reconsider his decision to reject a new casino in Kenosha.

Walker commented Wednesday after a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, urged Walker to change his mind.

Walker reiterates that he believed approving the $800 million casino would put the state on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars in losses due to terms of a compact with the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe.

The lawmakers say in their letter that Walker is ignoring terms of the state's compact with the Menominee requiring the tribe to make up any Potawatomi losses.

The lawmakers say the potential benefit to the state in jobs and economic development offered by the Kenosha casino is too great to pass up.

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